Pumpkins and apples may dominate the autumn season, but don't forget about figs! These fig cupcakes - made with fresh figs and topped with honey cream cheese frosting - are a unique and tasty fall dessert!
We always celebrate the big moments in life - like birthdays and weddings - with cake. But what about life's little moments? Like the first day of school. Or fig season. Or the fact that it's Wednesday and we're halfway to the weekend. All perfectly good reasons to celebrate with cake, if you ask me!
Last fall, Alex baked the most delicious fig cake just for fun the weekend before I went into labor. Even though we devoured huge slices nightly, we didn't manage to eat the entire cake before Cameron was born. When we returned home from the hospital with our baby boy in tow, we were disappointed to discover that the leftover cake hadn't survived our time away.
And we haven't stopped thinking about that delicious fig cake since. It's the inspiration for these fig cupcakes with honey cream cheese frosting!
These fig cupcakes are next level! Made with chopped fresh figs AND fig jam, they're packed with ripe, seasonal fruit for a punch of flavor. A dash of spices like cinnamon and cardamom and some chopped walnuts help to round out the delicious fall flavors of these cupcakes.
The cupcakes' texture - a dense crumb and bit of crunch (thanks to the chopped figs and walnuts) - is similar to carrot cake, and, like carrot cake, they pair perfectly with cream cheese frosting. This cream cheese frosting is made with a bit of honey for a delicate sweetness that beautifully balances the tang of the cream cheese.
Find any excuse to celebrate and pick up some fresh figs ASAP, because you need these fig cupcakes in your life!Print